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Let's see your 1st DSOs

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happy-kat    3,474

You'll find lots of information and inspiration on that link it is all from members with altaz mounts.

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Stub Mandrel    6,363
30 minutes ago, Miguel1983 said:

but i'm limited in exposure time to max 8 - 10 seconds due to the AZ mount.

Check out that thread - people there are getting 30 seconds to a minute before field rotation is spoiling their images. Its all about getting the best out of an AZ mount.

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My first DSO image, taken Sep 2017 on an EOS7D/2 + 300mm f/2.8 , 9 x 50 secs tracked on an AZ-EQ6 GT (using alt-az) from a really quite dark place near Baltimore in SW Ireland. Stacking in Pixinsight and curves in Photoshop. TBH I was a bit shocked (in a good way). I'm looking forward to improving it...

Edit: each "sub" was 50-odd seconds, f/2.8, ISO 1600 . I recorded 12 in all, but I rejected 3.

 

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tooth_dr    1,264

Found this old one on a photobucket account.

My first HH nebula 2009 and my second attempt this winter:

 

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DazC    193

This is my first attempt using a Skywatcher 250px and a smartphone on a smartphone holder. 

The Orion nebula. 

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Z3roCool    8

After 3 months of getting my first setup together, finally had a chance to try everything out. Other than a few initial issues with targeting got to grips with putting into practice everything I had read. Other than some dodgy colouring in processing, fairly happy with my first ever session. 

Tom. 

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